Captain America is one of the oldest and longest running superheroes of the comics Industry. The comics character was created in the early 40’s and is still relevant in the industry. Captain America holds the same status and aura in Marvel Comics that Superman holds in DC Comics. Like every successful character, the Captain too has many versions and variants. So, let’s talk about 10 most powerful versions of Captain America.
10 Most Powerful Versions of Captain America
The first in our list has to be the man himself, Captain America aka Steve Rogers. There are several visions of Captain America but no character comes close to Steve Rogers. Over the years Steve’s character has become a synonym of Captain America. Rogers may not be the strongest in the list but is definitely the toughest of the lot. Captain America is epitome of honesty, integrity, values and justice. And Steve Rogers’ character too depicts all these qualities which makes him a perfect choice & candidate for Captain America. Rogers may appear as a normal superhero or vigilante without any godly powers. But the man can almost accomplish any mission or task through his intelligence, endurance and will.
Soldier Supreme may not be as mainstream & popular as Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson but is surely no less than the duo when it comes to power & strength. In fact on paper he appears to be the strongest version of Captain America. Steve Rogers once held Thor’s hammer in the MCU and people went crazy. Just imagine what would happen if the Captain gets the powers Doctor Strange. Once this imagination turned into reality when Captain America and Doctor Strange were merged in the Infinity Warps universe. This amalgamation gave rise to ‘Soldier Supreme’. The Soldier Supreme fought for justice with his partner ‘Bucky Wong’. By now you must have understood how things function in the universe, so guessing who Bucky Wong is shouldn’t be that big an issue.
The third most powerful version of Captain America according to us is Falcon aka Sam Wilson. Wilson has been a long ally of Rogers. At one point in the comics storyline it appears Steve Rogers has died then Falcon was appointed as Captain America for the first time. However, the man again takes charge post Steve Rogers’ tenure as Captain America. As Steve loses the super-soldier serum effect and becomes an old man. This time Rogers himself suggests and appoints Sam Wilson as next Captain America. Wilson is an experienced tactician and a skilled leader with excellent combat skills.
Secret Empire Captain America
Next on our list is the Secret Empire Captain America. This version of Captain America is one of the most powerful and evil versions of Captain America. The Secret Empire Captain America was created by using the powers of a cosmic cube (living cosmic cube). The evil version of Captain was created to destroy the world order by making ‘Secret Empire Captain America’ the leader of Hydra.
Now let’s introduce a female version of Captain America. Danielle Cage is the daughter of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. Danielle is the Captain America of an alternate reality in the future. The superhero has been mentored by a version of Black Widow which has drastically enhanced her combat skills. Danielle Cage also has the powers of both her parents running in her veins. However, the alternate reality Captain America visits Earth-616 in a storyline in the comics. But soon returns to her reality and leads the U.S. Avengers.
The U.S. Agent aka John Walker is another evil and powerful version of Captain America. Walker is not exactly an evil character. But he was an extremely violent and aggressive man who never shied aways from taking control of things in his own ways (aggressive way). Initially John Walker had a few conflicts with Captain America (Steve Rogers) but later served as a member of the West Coast Avengers.
Most people must be aware about Carter’s version of Captain America. Peggy Carter has appeared in the MCU in recent times. Where she was depicted as Captain Britain in shows like ‘What If..?’ and her cameo in the 2022 film ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’. But in the comics Peggy’s character is not not Captain Britain, there she’s depicted as Captain America. In the comics storyline both Steve Rogers and Dr. Erskine are killed and Carter has no other choice than to take the super serum herself.
‘Commander A’ aka Kiyoshi Morales is another powerful version of Captain America. This powerful version of Captain America appeared in the limited series Captain America Corps. Morales has a complicated origin and has roots in multiple nations & cultures like Latino, African-American, Native American and even Japanese. That’s not all the superhero is a descendant of Luke Cage. His roots are confusing and complicated but his powers & potential aren’t. Commander A is an out and out combat specialist.
Roberta Mendez isn’t an organic Captain America version. She was forced to become the superhero by her husband. Her husband forced her to take the super serum. This resulted in creating two distinct personalities in Mendez. Where she had a constant battle in her mind with her two sides Captain America and Roberta. However, Roberta Mendez managed to survive and later worked with Miguel O’Hara at Parker Industries.
Vampire Captain America
I mean we have almost seen it all. From Captain America’s evil version to female versions and even Captain Britain and Falcon. So, how can we forget the vampire version of the Captain. Vampires have been one of the coolest points of discussion for comic book lovers. Almost all the superheroes and universe have explored this dark aspect. Even our very own Captain America once turned into a Vampire in a storyline. After turning into a vampire even the Captain embraced the lust for blood.